Chadwick Boseman Reveals How He Developed His Black Panther Accent

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Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther brings a sense of regalness and stability to the rather chaotic proceedings in Captain America: Civil War, but he also comes with a distinct accent.

That accent didn't just happen overnight either, as Boseman explained to Jimmy Kimmel. The actor actually had a sort of dry run in another film and was able to build off of that for Civil War.

"Well, what I did for this particular role was, you know how comedians, how you guys, you'll do a small comedy club before you do the big show. I did an independent film called Message From The King. I play a south African who is coming to L.A., so the fish out of water story, so I used that as my small comedy club performance to find my dialect coach to sort of find my base for an authentic African dialect. So I had an accent in that and sort of just built off of that with that dialect coach and sanctioned by Marvel."

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Thankfully he didn't go with Kimmel's idea of heading to Wakanda, Illinois for his accent studies. I imagine more than a few fans would've been a bit upset.